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Sajama National Park

Sajama National Park
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Nevado Sajama
Location  Bolivia
Oruro Department
Coordinates

18°05′0″S 68°55′0″W / 18.08333°S 68.91667°W / -18.08333; -68.91667Coordinates: 18°05′0″S 68°55′0″W / 18.08333°S 68.91667°W / -18.08333; -68.91667

Area 1,002 km²
Established 1939
Governing body Servicio Nacional de Áreas Protegidas

Sajama National Park is a national park located in the Oruro Department, Bolivia. It borders Lauca National Park in Chile.

The park lies within the Central Andean dry puna ecoregion.[1] It features a spectacular Andean landscape, with elevations ranging from 4,200 to 6,542 metres (13,780 to 21,463 ft). It contains the snowy cone of the volcano Sajama, the highest mountain in Bolivia. The park also includes the Payachata volcanic group. On July 1, 2003, it was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List due to its universal cultural and natural significance.[2]

The reserve is jointly administered by park service officials and the indigenous people, the Aymara. It has proved an example of sustainable resource use and healthy tourism. As all protected areas in Bolivia are inhabited, nature conservation is not possible against the will of the local people. It is necessary to take their traditional rights, existing value systems and social organisation into account. Joint administration

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